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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917979/plantar-reflex-excitability-is-increased-in-the-evening-in-restless-legs-syndrome-patients
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Chloe Dafkin, Andrew Green, Benita Olivier, Warrick McKinon, Samantha Kerr
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if diurnal changes in spinal excitability (plantar reflex) occur in restless legs syndrome (RLS) participants compared to healthy matched controls. METHODS: Thirteen RLS participants and 13 healthy control participants' plantar reflex responses were evaluated in the evening (PM) and the morning (AM). Plantar reflex responses were assessed electromyographically, using motion analysis (kinematically) and by subjective nociception (Visual Analogue Scale)...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906605/the-state-of-sleep-medicine-education-in-north-american-psychiatry-residency-training-programs-in-2013-chief-resident-s-perspective
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Imran S Khawaja, Patricia J Dickmann, Thomas D Hurwitz, Paul D Thuras, Robert E Feinstein, Alan B Douglass, Elliott Kyung Lee
Objective: To assess the current state of sleep medicine educational resources and training offered by North American psychiatry residency programs. Methods: In June 2013, a 9-item peer-reviewed Sleep Medicine Training Survey was administered to 39 chief residents of psychiatry residency training programs during a meeting in New York. Results: Thirty-four percent of the participating programs offered an elective rotation in sleep medicine...
August 31, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899527/restless-legs-syndrome-is-highly-prevalent-in-patients-with-post-polio-syndrome
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Luis Fabiano Marin, Luciane B C Carvalho, Lucila B F Prado, Acary S B Oliveira, Gilmar F Prado
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have quantified the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with post-polio syndrome (PPS). Our objective was to assess the prevalence and severity of RLS in patients with PPS and to examine the demographic characteristics of this population. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study conducted from April 2010 to May 2012 at the outpatient Neuromuscular Disorders clinic of Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899525/restless-legs-syndrome-after-high-risk-tia-and-minor-stroke-association-with-reduced-quality-of-life
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Mark I Boulos, Anthony Wan, Sandra E Black, Andrew S Lim, Richard H Swartz, Brian J Murray
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a movement disorder that is associated with poor quality of life and depressive symptoms in the general population. Emerging evidence suggests that RLS is closely associated with cerebrovascular disease. We assessed the effect of RLS on quality of life after stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: In this single-center prospective study, we recruited patients within 14 days of high-risk TIA or minor stroke...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899521/summertime-blues-a-re-examination-of-the-seasonality-of-web-searches-for-restless-legs-and-leg-cramps
#5
Shaun T O'Keeffe
OBJECTIVE: Studies that examined Internet searches for restless legs and leg cramps have found a strong seasonal effect with peaks in summer and troughs in winter months. The present study used an econometric approach to examine the seasonality of such searches in greater detail. METHODS: Monthly relative search volumes for 'restless legs' and 'leg cramps' from 2004 to March 2017 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia were obtained from Google Trends. Average percentage change from winter to summer months was examined...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899286/restless-legs-syndrome-related-to-hemorrhage-of-a-thoracic-spinal-cord-cavernoma
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Malik Hamdaoui, Elisabeth Ruppert, Henri Comtet, Ulker Kilic-Huck, Valérie Wolff, Marc Bataillard, Patrice Bourgin
CONTEXT: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the lower limbs often accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the legs, worsened at rest and in the evening. Symptoms are improved by movement. Its pathophysiology remains poorly understood. Lesion-related RLS has been reported, mainly in cases of stroke-related RLS involving the brainstem and lenticulostriate nuclei. Only few data of RLS in a context of spinal cord injury have been reported...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895999/-quality-of-life-and-associated-characteristics-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-the-adult-population-of-burgos-spain
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M T Barroso-Perez, E Cubo, J Cordero-Guevara, E Poza-Maure, L Checa-Diez
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder with a prevalence of up to 15%, although little is known about its impact upon quality of life. AIM: To analyse the impact of RLS on health-related quality of life. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study. A random sample of 1,275 subjects over 18 years old, stratified by age, was taken from the urban area of Burgos, with an estimated prevalence, 10%; alpha, 5%; accuracy, 3%; and losses, 70%, using a two-phase study (screening and diagnosis of cases of RLS and non-cases confirmed by a doctor)...
September 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890931/rotigotine-transdermal-patch-and-sleep-in-parkinson-s-disease-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Miguel Rosa-Grilo, Mubasher A Qamar, Raquel N Taddei, Javier Pagonabarraga, Jaime Kulisevsky, Anna Sauerbier, K Ray Chaudhuri
A wide range of sleep dysfunction complicates Parkinson's disease during its course from prodromal to palliative stage. It is now increasingly acknowledged that sleep disturbances are thus integral to the disease and pose a significant burden impacting on quality of life of patients. Sleep fragmentation, restless legs syndrome, nocturia, and nocturnal pain are regarded as one of the main components of night-time sleep dysfunction with possible secondary impact on cognition and well-being. The role of dopaminergic therapies, particularly using a continuous drug delivery strategy in managing some of these sleep issues, have been reported but the overall concept remains unclear...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888928/an-update-on-new-and-unique-uses-of-botulinum-toxin-in-movement-disorders
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Joseph Jankovic
The therapeutic applications of botulinum toxin (BoNT) have grown manifold since its initial approval in 1989 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of strabismus, blepharospasm, and other facial spasms. Although it is the most potent biologic toxin known to man, long-term studies have established its safety in the treatment of a variety of neurologic and non-neurologic disorders. This review focuses on some novel and uncommon uses of BoNT in the treatment of movement disorders, such as oromandibular dystonia, including bruxism, anterocollis, camptocormia, tremor, tics, tardive and levodopa-induced dyskinesia, and restless legs syndrome...
September 6, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888061/gabapentin-enacarbil-pregabalin-and-rotigotine-are-equally-effective-in-restless-legs-syndrome-a-comparative-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Imran H Iftikhar, Lana Alghothani, Lynn Marie Trotti
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To synthesize evidence from available randomized controlled trials (RCT) to compare the efficacies of dopaminergic drugs (pramipexole, ropinirole and rotigotine) and α-2-δ ligands (gabapentin enacarbil and pregabalin) for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS: We searched PubMed for all eligible RCTs. Network meta-analysis using frequentist methodology with random effect models was performed for mean changes in scores on the International RLS Study Group Rating Scale (IRLS) and for responder rates on Clinical Global Impressions-Improvement (CGI-I); analyzed as odds ratio (OR)...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886918/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-for-restless-legs-syndrome-an-evidence-based-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Xiao-Min Xu, Yang Liu, Shi-Yu Jia, Mei-Xue Dong, Du Cao, You-Dong Wei
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is defined as an irresistible urge to move the legs, which is usually accompanied by paresthesias or dysesthesias at least twice weekly, and affects 2%-4% of adults in Europe and North America. This systematic review assesses the current complementary and alternative options for RLS and the potential benefits of those treatments on sleep quality, mood disorder, and quality of life. A systematic search of the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases was conducted. Eighteen studies met the inclusion criterion, which included the use of the international RLS study group criteria...
June 19, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874701/restless-legs-syndrome-in-parkinson-disease-clinical-characteristics-abnormal-iron-metabolism-and-altered-neurotransmitters
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Ying-Shan Piao, Teng-Hong Lian, Yang Hu, Li-Jun Zuo, Peng Guo, Shu-Yang Yu, Li Liu, Zhao Jin, Hui Zhao, Li-Xia Li, Qiu-Jin Yu, Rui-Dan Wang, Sheng-Di Chen, Piu Chan, Xiao-Min Wang, Wei Zhang
Relationships among clinical characteristics, iron metabolism and neurotransmitters in Parkinson disease (PD) patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) remains unclear. We divided 218 patients into PD with and with no RLS (PD-RLS and PD-NRLS) groups by RLS-rating scale (RLS-RS) score. Motor and non-motor symptoms were rated by related scales. Iron and related proteins, and neurotransmitters in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum were measured. PD-RLS frequency was 40.37%. PD-RLS group had longer duration, higher stage and scores of motor symptoms, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, fatigue and apathy, and increased transferrin and decreased iron, ferritin, dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in CSF...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869939/survival-of-dialysis-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome-a-15-year-follow-up-study
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Simone Baiardi, Susanna Mondini, Alessandro Baldi Antognini, Antonio Santoro, Fabio Cirignotta
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis/Ekbom disease (RLS/WED), is a sleep-related, sensorimotor disorder with a high prevalence among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) (about 15-40%). Whether RLS/WED in uremic patients influences cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains a matter of controversy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of RLS/WED and mortality in a population of chronically dialyzed patients. METHOD: In 1996, we studied 128 patients with ESRD undergoing HD; 47 subjects (36...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869930/uremic-restless-legs-syndrome-pleads-not-guilty
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Giorgos K Sakkas
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September 5, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861870/dopamine-agonists-and-impulse-control-disorders-a-complex-association
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REVIEW
Marie Grall-Bronnec, Caroline Victorri-Vigneau, Yann Donnio, Juliette Leboucher, Morgane Rousselet, Elsa Thiabaud, Nicolas Zreika, Pascal Derkinderen, Gaëlle Challet-Bouju
Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are a well-known adverse effect of dopamine agonists (DAAs). This critical review aims to summarize data on the prevalence and factors associated with the development of an ICD simultaneous to DAA use. A search of two electronic databases was completed from inception to July 2017. The search terms were medical subject headings (MeSH) terms including "dopamine agonists" AND "disruptive disorders", "impulse control disorders", or "conduct disorders". Articles had to fulfill the following criteria to be included: (i) the target problem was an ICD; (ii) the medication was a dopaminergic drug; and (iii) the article was an original article...
August 31, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854778/nocturnal-leg-symptoms-are-not-associated-with-specific-patterns-of-superficial-venous-insufficiency
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Lisa F Fronek, Nisha J Bunke, Helane S Fronek
BACKGROUND: Certain nocturnal symptoms such as leg cramping (LC) and restless leg symptoms (RLS) are found in patients with venous disease.1 This study investigates the relationship between nocturnal symptoms and anatomic locations of superficial venous insufficiency. METHODS: A retrospective review of 371 consecutive patients presenting to a venous disease practice over a 1-year period was conducted. Patients underwent comprehensive assessment including standardized duplex scans...
August 30, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853423/daytime-sleepiness-more-than-just-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa
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Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Marco Sforza, Mattia Poletti, Federica Giarrusso, Andrea Galbiati
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) is a common condition with a significant impact on quality of life and general health. A mild form of sleepiness can be associated with reduced reactivity and modest distractibility symptoms, but more severe symptomatic forms are characterized by an overwhelming and uncontrollable need to sleep, causing sudden sleep attacks, amnesia and automatic behaviors. The prevalence in the general population is between 10 and 25%. Furthermore, EDS has been considered a core symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as well as being the main symptom of primary hypersomnias such as narcolepsy types 1 and 2, and idiopathic hypersomnia...
August 28, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852150/targeted-disruption-of-supraspinal-motor-circuitry-reveals-a-distributed-network-underlying-restless-legs-syndrome-rls-like-movements-in-the-rat
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Chun-Ni Guo, Wen-Jia Yang, Shi-Qin Zhan, Xi-Fei Yang, Michael C Chen, Patrick M Fuller, Jun Lu
In this study we uncovered, through targeted ablation, a potential role for corticospinal, cerebello-rubro-spinal, and hypothalamic A11 dopaminergic systems in the development of restless legs syndrome (RLS)-like movements during sleep. Targeted lesions in select basal ganglia (BG) structures also revealed a major role for nigrostriatal dopamine, the striatum, and the external globus pallidus (GPe) in regulating RLS-like movements, in particular pallidocortical projections from the GPe to the motor cortex. We further showed that pramipexiole, a dopamine agonist used to treat human RLS, reduced RLS-like movements...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845959/sleep-disorders-restless-legs-syndrome
#19
Deepa Burman
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common disorder that often is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Patients with RLS describe an urge to move their legs, especially in the evenings and during periods of inactivity. The prevalence of clinically significant RLS is approximately 2% to 3% in adults in Europe and North America. RLS can be an independent disorder or may occur in conjunction with other conditions (eg, iron deficiency, pregnancy, chronic renal failure). Diagnosis is based on clinical history. Routine polysomnography typically is not recommended unless there is suspicion of other sleep disorders (eg, obstructive sleep apnea)...
September 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843017/motor-hyperactivity-of-the-iron-deficient-rat-an-animal-model-of-restless-legs-syndrome
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Yuan-Yang Lai, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Kung-Chiao Hsieh, Darian Nguyen, Keng-Tee Chew, Lalini Ramanathan, Jerome M Siegel
BACKGROUND: Abnormal striatal dopamine transmission has been hypothesized to cause restless legs syndrome. Dopaminergic drugs are commonly used to treat restless legs syndrome. However, they cause adverse effects with long-term use. An animal model would allow the systematic testing of potential therapeutic drugs. A high prevalence of restless legs syndrome has been reported in iron-deficient anemic patients. We hypothesized that the iron-deficient animal would exhibit signs similar to those in restless legs syndrome patients...
August 26, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
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